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Jesus is the great treasure, Pope teaches

Jul 27, 2014 - 11:07 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday stressed the priceless value of encountering Jesus, noting that Jesus’ parables speak of those who are willing to trade everything for the Kingdom of God.

Give primacy to God, Pope says

Jul 26, 2014 - 01:08 pm .- Pope Francis on Saturday visited the Italian city of Caserta, encouraging the people of the region to place God at the center of their lives.

Pope Francis to meet with evangelical pastor

Jul 26, 2014 - 06:02 am .- Pope Francis’ upcoming encounter with the evangelical Christian pastor Giovanni Traettino continues the path of dialogue he has walked with evangelical denominations since his time in Buenos Aires.

Pope Francis lunches with Vatican employees by surprise

Jul 25, 2014 - 11:19 am .- The Vatican's blue-collar employees were surprised by a lunch guest on Friday, when their 'boss' and bishop, Pope Francis, turned up at at their cafeteria.

Meriam Ibrahim lands in Rome, meets with Pope Francis

Jul 24, 2014 - 06:44 am .- A Sudanese woman spared of a death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith arrived in Rome with her family Thursday, where they met with Pope Francis a few hours after landing.

Pope Francis to meet with 20 young Asian leaders

Jul 23, 2014 - 08:22 am .- During his upcoming apostolic voyage to South Korea Pope Francis is slated to meet with 20 Asian youth during the 2014 Asia Youth Day, including Korean pop-star BoA.

Pope Francis calls Syro-Catholic patriarch, assures of his prayers

Jul 22, 2014 - 10:54 am .- According an Italian Catholic new organization, Pope Francis made a phone call to Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan over the weekend to reassure him of his continued prayers for Iraqi Christians.

Schedule for Pope Francis' Caserta visit released

Jul 22, 2014 - 04:49 am .- The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ schedule for the first of his two day-trips to the Italian city of Caserta, where he will later meet an evangelical pastor and friend from his time in Buenos Aires.

Pope laments exodus of last Christians from Mosul

Jul 21, 2014 - 05:55 am .- In his weekly Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis mourned the fleeing of the last Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul, who were told by ISIS forces last week to either convert, pay the Jizya tax or leave.

Argentine national soccer team sends autographed jersey to Pope

Jul 20, 2014 - 06:01 am .- In a gesture of gratitude and affection, the Argentinean national soccer team, which lost Sunday to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final, sent Pope Francis an official team jersey autographed by each of its players.

Pope laments loss of innocent life in Malaysian plane crash

Jul 18, 2014 - 10:16 am .- Following the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine yesterday, Pope Francis has offered prayers for the victims, urging all parties involved in the country’s conflict to work for peace.

Pope Francis makes phone call to Israel, Palestine presidents

Jul 18, 2014 - 08:04 am .- In wake of the rising death toll in Gaza due to increased tensions between Israel and Palestine, Pope Francis made a personal call to the country’s presidents in order to ask for peace.

Polygamy, gender identity seen as key challenges for families in Africa

Jul 18, 2014 - 06:19 am .- Representatives from the Pontifical Council for the Family gathered in the Congo with over 40 bishops last week to discuss the state of families in Africa, highlighting both strengths and challenges they face.

Vatican bank starts second phase of reform effort

Jul 17, 2014 - 08:04 pm .- The Institute for Religious Works, or 'Vatican Bank', has released its annual report for 2013, announcing the start of the second phase of its intended reform.

Pope Francis to make two trips to Italian city of Caserta

Jul 17, 2014 - 07:52 am .- The Vatican confirmed today that Pope Francis will travel twice to the city where an evangelical pastor from Buenos Aires is living in order to meet with local Catholics in addition to visiting his old friend.

Chaldean patriarch: current state of Iraq is 'chaos'

Jul 17, 2014 - 05:54 am .- Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako of Iraq has written a letter urging government officials to “waste no more time” in electing new leaders, and lamented the grim possibility of finding a peaceful solution to conflict.

Vatican lauds wide reach of #PAUSEforPeace campaign

Jul 16, 2014 - 08:03 am .- In wake of the Vatican’s viral campaign urging faithful worldwide to pause for a moment of silence during the world cup final, officials have expressed their hope that the fruits will continue to grow.

Pope denounces 'racist, xenophobic' attitudes toward immigrants

Jul 15, 2014 - 04:21 am .- In his message for the Mexico-Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development Pope Francis called for a change in the way migrants, especially unaccompanied children, are viewed. 

Pope's audience with elderly to explore vocation of old age

Jul 14, 2014 - 09:04 am .- Organizers for the first-ever audience to be held between a pope and the elderly population have revealed that a central reflection will be the active vocation of the aged in the Church and in society.

Nigerian archbishop calls for government rescue of schoolgirls

Jul 14, 2014 - 05:24 am .- Amid government reports that the nearly 200 girls kidnapped in Chibok could be home soon, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has called the country’s leaders to follow through with their promises.

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